Tourmaline, Black: also known as Schorl is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can clear disharmony and transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. Use Black Tourmaline for psychic protection and during meditation as it will keep the auric field in balance. It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness.
Black tourmaline is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magick, and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender. Black tourmaline has also been used to deflect radiation energy from TVs and computer monitors. Emotionally, black tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability.
Black Tourmaline harmonizes well with jet, obsidian, smoky quartz, sugilite, charoite, amethyst and hematite. Metaphysical healing lore says Black Tourmaline can strengthen the immune system, help with heart disease, arthritis, gout and purify the body of toxins. Black Tourmaline is associated with the root chakra, and is excellent for grounding excess energy